The migration crisis is prompting European leaders to look beyond Europe for help in stemming the flow of migrants. EU leaders want Turkey in particular to play a key role.
Deniz Naki was born in Germany to a Kurdish family and has long been a critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. More than 1,500 Kurdish fighters have died fighting Turkish forces in northern Syria.
In the first major speech of her new term, German Chancellor Angela Merkel struck a conciliatory tone on immigration while offering an inclusive message on Islam. "Germany can do it," she said, and "we are all Germany."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading for talks with French President Macron, the man slowly assuming her role as Europe's leading figure. But with EU and eurozone reforms on the table, both still need each other.
Germany's parliament has confirmed Angela Merkel as the country's next leader. The conservative Merkel will govern in a grand coalition with the Social Democrats. But the vote margin was very tight - a mere 9 votes.
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